BLOCK 1 of Blanket MKAL 2021

BLOCK 1 of Blanket MKAL 2021

BLOCK 1 of Blanket MKAL 2021

Did you read my “Notes before starting” post? I hope you did! You can find HERE if you missed it.

Just in case you need to adjust after some time of not knitting, this first block is the easiest of the lot. But has a lot of texture and I will use it to show you 2 things:

  • How to avoid using a cable needle for what I call HACHI TWISTS. This element will pop-up in a few other blocks and mastering it will save you a lot of time. Watch the full step-by-step guide HERE.
  • How to turn the pattern into a hat. The full pattern will hit the blog (or your inbox) in a few days’ time, and you can use the provided structure to make hats with all square patterns.

Whenever possible over this MKAL, you’ll notice that I integrated the instructions (row-by-row and charted) of all different “stitch patterns” or “panels” within the square. By considering each row has a whole, I hope to facilitate your knitting and to avoid unnecessary complications. Do you know what I mean? Those kinds of instructions that got you jumping from chart to chart, each one with a different number of rows, and calculating that if you’re knitting the X-th row of one you should then work the Y-th of the other after the Z-th repeat… 🤯

SPOILER ALERT at the end:

Do you want to see what’s coming next week? At the end of this post, in the very last photo, you can see the next block peeking out in the background 👋 If you don’t want to see it, stop scrolling down when you reach my “SPOILER BELOW” sign there.

Or better still: keep scrolling down with your eyes closed and say “hello” in the comments section!

And so it begins.

Thanks for joining 🙌

And very happy knitting!

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HOW TO MAKE HACHI TWISTS

how to make hachi twists

During my Blanket MKAL 2021 I’ll be using this element a few times. There are two ways of working it (I’ll explain both): with or without an auxiliary cable needle. Learning the second way will save you a lot of time and, once you get the hang of it, it’s easier! For this reason, I think it’s worthy to show you a step-by-step guide on how to make hachi twists. Read More

MKAL 2021: SOME NOTES BEFORE STARTING

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MKAL 2021: SOME NOTES BEFORE STARTING 😊

This year’s BLANKET MKAL is a bit different than the ones I hosted before, and I wanted to share some thoughts before you start knitting. Grab a cup of tea and read on. Read More

Blanket MKAL 2021

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Blanket MKAL 2021

Hello, and welcome to my Blanket MKAL 2021 information summary page and FAQ! Here you will find some idea of what the project is, as well as the general information and materials, plus links to each pattern. This way, you can bookmark this page and have all the info in one place 😀

Please share your progress (and yarn!) in social media using the hashtag #ohlalanablanketMKAL2021

We kick off on September 10th but, if you decide to contribute to this project you can pre-order the PDF file from today. If you can’t, don’t worry: you can also join the knitting party. Read more below.

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DISHCLOTH SET FREE PATTERN

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DISHCLOTH SET N° 3

My new dishcloth set free pattern includes 4 NEW designs: LEANING, MIRROR, LITTLE BOXES and CRISS CROSS. All have a BEGINNER level (only KNITS and PURLS) 🙂

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Of course, in addition to using them as dishcloths / washcloths, they’re perfect as blocks to make blankets. Or many small blankets! You can also adapt them to make shawls, scarves… The possibilities are endless 🙂 PLEASE contact me at any time if you need help to adapt a pattern. I’ll be happy to help 🙂

The instructions for the new 4 patterns are below.

You can also purchase this dishcloth set pattern in a high quality PDF file HERE in my blog, or in my Etsy Shop HERE.

Remember that if you support me in Patreon you already have a copy of this pattern ready to download in my Patreon page. Read More

YOU ARE LOVED Baby Vest Pattern

YOU ARE LOVED: FREE Baby Vest Pattern

My “YOU ARE LOVED” vest is worked flat, from bottom up, in 2 separate pieces. It has only 2 seams, one at each side. Each shoulder is closed by a button strap facilitating the process of putting on and taking of the vest. It features a textured heart in seed / moss stitch at the front. You can use this FREE Baby Vest Pattern to make some great gifts for Valentine’s day. Or any other day!

Skill level: suitable for beginner knitters who know how to make k2tog and skp decreases (advanced beginners / easy level)

♥ If you have some extra time and yarn, these vests are perfect for charity knitting: cute, quick and easy to make.

FREE Baby Vest Pattern
YOU ARE LOVED FREE Baby Vest Pattern
Do you like this pattern? You can make a matching hat using my “YOU ARE LOVED” hat knitting pattern 🙂 Click HERE to find it!

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HEARTWARMER baby vest knitting pattern with cables

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HEARTWARMER baby vest knitting pattern: Newborn to 2 years

My HEARTWARMER baby vest is worked flat, from bottom up, in 2 separate pieces. It features a cabled panel both in the front and in the back. It has only 2 seams, one at each side. Each shoulder is closed by a button strap facilitating the process of putting on and taking of the vest 🙂

Why “Heartwarmer”? Well, here in Argentina we call (rather poetically, I think) “calienta corazones” (“heart warmers”) to this kind of little vest that keep the baby torso warm 😊

The pattern comes in 4 sizes:

  • 0 to 6 months
  • 6 to 12 months
  • 12 to 18 months
  • 2 years.

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–> If you want to see this pattern in Ravelry to add it to your favorites or to your projects, click here.

You can also purchase the PDF file for this pattern in my website HERE , in my Ravelry store HERE or in my Etsy Shop HERE (50 % OFF from today until August 12th, discount already applied).


Remember that if you support me in Patreon you already have a copy of this pattern ready to download in my Patreon page.

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POKER KNITTING SET: placemats and coasters

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In a previous post I showed you how to make some POKER COASTERS but forgot to include the pattern for the placemat in the photo. I was recently asked for it and, after some days of searching over 27 notebooks (I really need to start drafting pattern ideas in a digital way) I’m happy to report that I’ve found it! So now I can complete sharing with you my entire POKER KNITTING SET 🙂 

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You can find the introduction for the stranded colorwork tecnique and the 4 coaster patterns in the original post here —>  POKER COASTERS

If you want to see this pattern in Ravelry, click here.

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FREE dishcloth knitting patterns

FREE dishcloth knitting patterns

FREE dishcloth knitting patterns – 4 patterns to make 10” cloths

A customer asked me recently to modify my Dishcloth Set 2 to make each square 10 inches by 10 inches. The original size of the patterns is 8.75” x 8.75” (the same as every pattern of my 52 Square Pickup, Alphabet and Numbers collections, as well as many others). Therefore, I decided to write a “FREE dischloth knitting patterns” post and share them with you!

You can find below the new row-by-row and charted instructions for all 4 dishcloths. PLEASE note that I didn’t knit them myself in this size: the details are just the result of my calculations 🙂

I hope you enjoy my FREE dischloth knitting patterns!

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BOSQUE baby romper knitting pattern

bosque baby romper knitting

My BOSQUE Baby Romper knitting pattern is already out in my shops (Etsy, Ravelry and here in my website).

🎉 Launching offer until Jun 10th: $3!! ✨ (regular price: $5)
bosque baby romper knitting

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